WESH 2 News: Sewage leak sends nearly 1 million gallons of waste into Indian River Lagoon

Article Posted on July 31, 2018

By: WESH 2 News

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into the Indian River Lagoon after a leak opened in Titusville, officials said.

The city of Titusville said it became aware on Monday of the leak behind one of its lift stations on Indian River Avenue.

City officials said it took crews about three hours to cap the leak after it was discovered.

An estimated 870,000 gallons of sewage entered the Indian River Lagoon as a result of this incident, officials said.

“An old force main, which was abandoned and replaced almost forty years ago, had not been properly abandoned. A portion of the old main remained active and had ruptured, causing sewage to flow into the lagoon,” officials said in a news release…

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